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Homeland Security warns of a ‘critical’ security flaw in Windows servers

Erik Isakson via Getty Images The US government has a major server security headache on its hands. Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has delivered a rare emergency directive (via TechCrunch) urging government agencies to install a patch for a “critical” Windows Server vulnerability known by Secura as Zerologon. The flaw in the …

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New Windows exploit lets you instantly become admin. Have you patched?

Enlarge VGrigas (WMF) Researchers have developed and published a proof-of-concept exploit for a recently patched Windows vulnerability that can allow access to an organization’s crown jewels—the Active Directory domain controllers that act as an all-powerful gatekeeper for all machines connected to a network. CVE-2020-1472, as the vulnerability is tracked, carries a critical severity rating from …

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GIF search, voice typing and more are coming to Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is getting an integrated GIF search, improvements to voice typing and other new features, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Brandon LeBlanc wrote in a Windows blog post. All are currently in beta testing. The overall goal of the new features, LeBlanc said, is to improve the system’s ability to help you communicate via …

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Microsoft urges patching severe-impact, wormable server vulnerability

Enlarge / A data center stock photo. I spy with my little eye some de-badged EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 or DMX-4 disk bays at right and some de-badged EMC CX disk bays at left. Disk arrays like these are a mainstay of traditional enterprise data center SANs. Bryce Duffy / Getty Images Microsoft is urgently advising …

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Exploit code for wormable flaw on unpatched Windows devices published online

Enlarge Windows A researcher has published exploit code for a Microsoft Windows vulnerability that, when left unpatched, has the potential to spread from computer to computer with no user interaction. So-called wormable security flaws are among the most severe, because the exploit of one vulnerable computer can start a chain reaction that rapidly spreads to …

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‘Halo 3’ for PC should be ready for public testing in June

Sponsored Links Microsoft It won’t be too much longer before you can play the whole of the original Halo trilogy on PC. The 343 Industries team has announced (via Windows Central) that public testing for Halo 3’s Master Chief Collection PC release should start sometime in the “first half of June,” or roughly a month …

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‘Serious Sam 4’ arrives on PC and Stadia in August

You won’t have to wait too much longer for a Serious Sam revival. Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced that Serious Sam 4 will be available on PC and Google Stadia sometime in August. Consoles will be a no-show at launch due to a Stadia exclusive, Devolver told Kotaku. However, the publisher told Engadget that …

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‘Crusader Kings III’ brings medieval politics to your PC on September 1st

Sponsored Links Paradox Development Studio The Crusader Kings strategy game series is finally close to getting a third entry more than eight years after the second. Paradox has announced that Crusader Kings III will be available September 1st, 2020, with plans to once again release it on Mac, Linux and Windows. There are major upgrades …

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Microsoft’s new Surface notebooks are a grab bag of bad decisions

Microsoft’s Build conference may still be two weeks out, but the company isn’t saving its hardware news till then. It announced a slew of new Surface devices this week, and some of these products have been a long time coming. The new Surface Earbuds, for example, are finally going to retail after being announced in …

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